Try These Missouri Decadent Desserts on Fat Tuesday

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Cyrano's Cafe

Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to satisfy your ultimate food cravings. Not to mention parades, beads and hurricanes … but that’s another story. To celebrate, indulge in some of the Show-Me State’s extravagant desserts sure to appease any sweet tooth.

Metal dish filled with cake-like dessert with heaping mound of whipped cream and covered in chocolate sauce before and after eating.
Visit Cyrano’s Café in St. Louis for handmade pastries and desserts served daily.  Delight your taste buds with the piled-high World’s Fair Éclair and Shugga’ Pie, Cyrano’s take on the gooey butter cake. Order one of their tableside Flambés meant for two – sharing optional.
Located in Columbia, Murry’s Restaurant and Jazz Club has a variety of desserts made in-house. The daily rotation of sweets sell out quickly, so be sure to get there early. If you catch the Death by Chocolate on the menu, order it, and die happy (not literally, of course).

Not only does Beyond Sweet in St. Louis serve “fair food” such as fried Oreos and funnel cakes, they’ve become quite famous for their over-the-top milkshakes. The shakes are made with luxurious ice cream and topped with candy, fruit and even whole slices of cake.

My Daddy’s Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau serves up creamy desserts in a wide variety of rotating flavors, including forbidden fudge, white chocolate truffle and chocolate raspberry. Want to try all their classic cheesecake flavors?  Order the Four Flavor Daddy Sampler that includes four slices each of the classic, berry swirl, forbidden fudge and turtle cheesecakes. Try to share.

Dino’s 24 Karrot Cakes in Branson is known for their signature 24 Karrot Carrot Cake, and for good reason.  But if three layers of deliciously moist carrot cake topped with rich, cream cheese frosting is not your jam, their jumbo cupcakes are available in a variety of flavors.

The Grapefruit Sponge Cake at Gram & Dun on the Plaza in Kansas City is both decadent and refreshing. The cake pairs with grapefruit gelee, yuzu cream, meringue kisses and pink peppercorn tuile. Pair with one of their dessert wines or cocktails for the ultimate dessert experience.

Whether you are an ice cream connoisseur, cheesecake fanatic, pastry lover or all of the above, Missouri has an extravagant dessert perfect to satisfy your most indulgent cravings.